Scanlon (Ivan Miller) is pulling off a land swindle by selling lots in a ghost town claiming the power company is bringing in a line.
As a bonus he throws in shares in a worthless gold mine.
Gene is on to Scanlon and tries to get him to buy back the deeds by salting the mine with gold.
But when a new vein is really discovered Gene has to stop the sales but is trapped in the mine by Scanlon's men.
May 7, 2011 Subject:
As much singing as script
Typical Gene Autry vehicle: lots of singin', a little shootin', some ridin', some fightin' and a thin plot. Smiley Burnett does his "frog" voice, and there are some purty little dogies. Cut out the singing and cut the 53 minutes to 40 or so. Gene still outsmarts the bad guys.
Interesting pictures of Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam) during early testing.